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, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
. this is something new. after president george w. bush won reelection in 2004, he did not have an entire campaign structure at the ready, millions of supporters strong mobilizing behind him and raising money for him to achieve his second term goals. president clinton didn't have anything like that when he was elected to a second term. no president has had an independent group do that. but barack obama now has that. his election campaign has been turned into an independent group. the chairman of the new group will be a man named jim messina. he is not exactly a political lightweight. his last job was in fact running president obama's 2012 reelection campaign. to have jim messina in charge of this thing means this is not a place where emeritus your friends to keep them on the payroll. this is something that is going to be an active operation with some of the biggest guns in politics at the helm of it. democrats are turning their brightest lights from the two successful campaigns of this president into a political operation that will operate throughout president obama's second term. nobody has any i
to elbow their way to the front. for george h.w. bush that's a great example. another great example, william f. buckley. he had liberal friends. in fact, he campaigned for liberals that were his friends even though he knew it upset some on the conservative side. for william f. buckley, it wasn't a blood sport. >> to end this block, to counter it just a bit, and i'm sorry but it has the added value of being true, the president does need to reach out.agree. but he has, and it hasn't worked. so when he does it again, the republicans actually need to show up. >> you just quoted henry kissinger. there is hope. >> that's like me going jogging for ten minutes and saying afterwards, you know what i didn't lose 30 pounds. no i'm dead serious. they have stuck their toe in the water. that is it. when you still have democrats, democratic senators that run the senate andrea mitchell complaining that they've never been to camp david, the president doesn't call them they don't go over to the white house, then it's time for him to be more aggressive about this. >> two points quic
was first to be broadcast on the internet. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait. she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bear in mind bill clinton sent a grand total of two emails during his eight years. his eight years in office. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> young man from chico, california. who will be one of the performers not singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyonce', kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who won't be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. this is a terrible, terrible day for me and my book. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to g
of them will not be here today. george w. bush, and george h.w. bush. the 88-year-old just got home from the hospital because of bronchitis and infection. and his son, george w., said he wanted to be with his father. but his dad said, when you leave the stage, stay off the stage. that's liberating. >> president carter, in september, set the record for the longest retirement in presidential history. it had been held by hubert hoover. now, jimmy carter's been ex-president for 32 years. and what he has done with that, as well. you see the crowds crossing pennsylvania avenue. everyone gathering. the president will be coming to the capitol, starting around 10:40. >> we are told, people are given much clearer directions this year about where they go, when they can cross. that security has asked that apps are guiding everybody. people were stuck in a tunnel four years ago, and couldn't get to their destination. >> 2 million people came to the mall. under 1 million this time around. you see the crowd right there. the president and the first lady are inside the white house right now. earlier this
about george w. bush, they're shredding the constitution tonight. >> that was a lie when they said it about george w. bush and it's a lie when they're saying it about anthony scalia. what scalia said was it protects america's right to constitutional arms. >> if you listen to the president, you would think that's the view of all of them. >> of course. >>> we'll move onto the debt ceiling with the government on pace to run out of money by mid-february. >> yesterday, the president warned republican leaders raising the nation's borrowing limit was non-negotiable and congress aimed to use it as lever eventuallyiage for deep s. >> while i'm willing to find middle ground to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate. not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect or ransom in exchange for not crashing the america economy. the financial well-being of the american people is
president george w. bush was of course invited to the obama inauguration, but it turns out that he can't make it and neither can his father, george h.w. bush. both attended the first inauguration. the elder bush is recovering from a month-long hospital stay due to bronchitis and he's still getting s ting some physical th. a spokesman more bush 43 says they wish the obamas all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend. for the most part, this will be standing room only, this whole area behind me will be packed. but the good news is, it's already about 38 degrees here. it's going to get into the 50s today. but the bad news is it's going to get colder and colder and colder as we get closer to monday. pretty chilly, apparently. >> they'll have to wear warm socks and comfortable socks, because they're all heading there to just stand for hours. and they're going to be standing around because there are no chairs allowed. desiree nathanson is with us this morning. she is the official trainer for the atlanta hawks cheerleaders. and people cannot walk around, because they don't want to lose the
w. bush reelected for two terms. now, completely opposite. >> there is a lot to what you are saying. a lot of it is also generational. as people are aging out of what you would call traditional. >> bill: five years. >> happens gradually. one day you wake up and say. >> bill: i'm old. >> younger generation doesn't particularly dislike the idea that gays can get married. it's in the libertine. it promotes traditional monday hun nothing -- >> if this were a football the left has all the momentum. >> another thing you said which rings through there is no central figure on the right. >> bill: none. >> mitt romney you said he wasn't conservative enough. i don't think he was anything. he tried to be all things to all people and didn't resonate with anybody on the spectrum. that was the problem. >> bigger picture which you are trying to talk about here couple of things going on this. has been going on for decades where the left has been much more well organized, much more well financed and much more focused on their goals. decades they have been chipping away at traditional america. secondl
to war in iraq, that is the original sin of the george w. bush era in america. but it does not mean that they cooked up all that fake and misleading intelligence all by themselves. some of it came from enemies of saddam and iraqi exiles and expats who shoved it to the u.s., knowing it was false, but hoping we would nevertheless fall for it because they wanted us to invade. that recent history of the u.s. and how we get into wars these days looms large. it looks large particularly on days like this when we see bombshell headlines like this one. our friend josh rogin at foreign policy tonight reporting that someone inside the obama administration says that he or she has seen a cable that if the information in that cable is true would be a very scary thing. the headline, as you can see there, "chemical weapons used in syria." chemical weapons used. nobody is known to have used chemical weapons in 25 years. we know syria has them. but have they used them in their civil war? because that really would change everything. but look back at that headline again. the part before the part that w
in this conversation. i can guarantee you that had anybody invoked the daughters of president george w. bush in a similar ad, folks on the right would be just as upset. >> what about the fact that politicians use kids when they want to politically all the time. remember can chelsea clip ton walking between her parents to the helicopter after the monta lewinsky affair. or this time when the white house released a picture of the president with his two daughters snuggling on the coach. they use their children for political purposes when they want to. >> walking to the helicopter, they are going on vacation. what are they supposed to do, take her to another helicopter? >> it was the hand holding and connecting them, roland. >> so what. if it was a photo and no hand holding, then it's okay. that is not the same as putting an add out where you are mentioning the president's daughters. it makes no sense. again, if you are the nra, you don't have to actually do that. you don't have to go that far. you would have to go to chicago and say, how many armed guards are there in chicago schools where the p
, george w. bush dancing with laura bush for just seconds, less than a minute on the floor at each ball they attended. the clintons dancing to "make a wish" and there was that saxophone moment. at his second inaugural, what was unforgettable was the number of inaugural balls that year, 14 of them. and four years ago -- ♪ at last beyonce, ten balls and an image of the obamas riding in a golf cart, giving their feet a rest and the first lady wrapped in her husband's jacket to keep warm. david muir, abc news, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you m
should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done. that wasn't always possible and people didn't always agree with him, but that was a bert approach and got more done because of it. >> that kind of pushing away, that kind of aggressive approach to the republicans, it's having an impact. there are consequences to this. fitch, the rating agency, is now warning about a downgrade. when the president says i'm not going to negotiate, that implies, well, we may not get a deal of any kind on the debt ceiling. it's pushing them away and fitch says, watch out, here comes a downgrade. this is entirely possible with very serious consequences. >> sean: he could use the kids tomorrow as he announces executive orders as props. >> exploit them. >> sean: exploit them, i agree, that's the right term. int
president george w. bush's administration. the interior secretary at the time was dirk kempthorn, the renovations were the product of an internal audit by the gsa. what do they have to say about the ridiculous interior department expenses? they noted a number of items called into question the need for luxurious materials. that's an understatement. what do you think about it? go to gretawire. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinn into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender's. it's time to savor. [ male announcer ] finally mom's oven baked taste... straight from the microwave. like oven roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie call
-party candidate. nearly 20%. and who knows how the votes would have been divided between bill clinton and george h.w. bush had ross perot not been in there that year. but one thing that's often forgotten about the 1992 race was that ross perot was not the only third-party candidate who ran that year. there was a whole slate of other third-party candidates nominated that year who did not make as big a splash as mr. sucking sound did. they did as well as third-party candidates usually do, which is not that well at all. but one of that long list of candidates who ran on something called the populist party ticket, one of those candidates ended up in the course of that campaign that year, he ended up having a starring role in a really serious news event that transfixed the country and had nothing at all to do with presidential politics. his name was bo gritz. he was a vietnam veteran. he got 0.1% of the popular vote ultimately. but in august 1992, about 2 1/2 months before the presidential election, he ended up playing the mediator role, sort of the negotiator's role, in ending an 11-day violent fatal ar
and that the united states is not engaged. >> look at george w. bush. in 2000 he said he would have a restrained, humble foreign policy. then 9/11 hit. and now we've been dealing with wars for over a decade. we have already made reference to it while the chinese have been investing in africa. we've been dropping bombs in iraq. we are now in afghanistan. 12 years in. $2 billion a week. our defense budget keeps exploding. so an iranian crisis comes at the absolute worst time for this country. >> that's what i was saying early on. >> on so many points. >> things could change dramatically this year. >> richard and i have talked about this a lot. in search of a metaphor, have i been thinking about the islamic role in africa and the middle east, think of it size a large, very dry forest after years of drought. and a lightning strike anywhere, which is unanticipated, starts a brush fire. and then it goes across. we just saw what happened in algeria. what's going on in syria at the moment. and we are not dealing state-to-state. there's an entirely new set of rules for dealing with that critical part of
. the fbi hasn't commented on the revelation. >> former president george h.w. bush has been released from the hospital. he was hospital lied for nearly two months with a bronchitis related cough. let me add how touched we were by the many get well messages we received our men and fellow americans. my only concern is i will not be able to thooiveng of you for your kind words. that is your 5@5:00. >>> no budging on the nation's debt crisis. he has no plans to negotiate with congress. kelly wright is live in washington with more on this. >>> the nation is more than $16 trillion in debt. he is unwilling to negotiate with republican is setting the stage for another congressional battle. president obama says washington had to increase the debt ceiling in order to pay its bills. he singled out republican law americas warning them he will not negotiate on the matter adding brinkmanship would be absurd and irresponsible. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more, all it does is say that america will pay it's bills. we are not a dead beat nation. >> in a statement john fwhier
months who wants a job which could mean 100,000 new jobs. >>> former president george h.w. bush was released from a houston hospital after more than seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis and related problems. >>> rand paul faces charges of assaulting a flight attendant on a january 5th flight in addition to underage drinking and other charges. >>> the chicago transportation authority is suing united airlines. they claim the airline is buying its jet fuel 70 miles away to avoid paying close to $300 million in sales taxes. the airline says the suit's claims are untrue. >>> students at the university of vermont should not bring bottled water had they return to campus because the school has banned its sale for environmental reasons. vermont is the largest public university to prohibit bottled water sales on campus. they've even converted water fountains to bottle-filling stations. >>> over to wall street this tuesday morning. the dow opens the day at 13,507 after adding 18 points yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang seng f
luther king. and it is what gave george h.w. bush to take that executive action that he took banning some rifles. in 1989, two months after that schoolyard massacre in stockton, california. years later, president clinton followed in his footsteps. president clinton, in 1998, took executive action as president to ban the importation of more than 50 different kinds of semiautomatic assault weapons. this was in addition to the assault weapons ban. this was further action taken by the president alone in 1998. he took executive action to ban the importation of certain kinds of guns. today, president obama became yet another modern president to use his executive authority for reform of gun-related laws. president obama did not use his authority as president as his predecessors did. and i mean that in this sense. none of the executive actions that president obama did today have anything to do with banning specific weapons, banning the importation of specific weapons the way that previous presidents did. what distinguishes what president obama did today is the breath of policy changes that he ena
george h.w. bush has been released from a texas hospital. he first went into the hospital in october because of brawn kites and he has to stay. he just needs physical therapy. >> and we have just learned tonight when secretary of state hillary clinton will testify about the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. house foreign affairs secretary has announced clinton will testify before the house on january 23rd. she'll talk about why the attack wasn't better anticipated and what leadership failures existed at the state department. >> it's been 529 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to try to get it back? ben bernanke said he's cautiously optimistic about the next few years. that's a ringing endorsement. and now our third story "outfront." fingerprints wanting. martin o'malley proposed a sweeping gun law. what it is going to do is submit gun owners to fingerprinting. it will ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require gun safety courses and background checks. he goes further than his democratic governor, and anthony o'donnell tells "ou
assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, released a statement saying he's deeply grateful for the care he received and all the get-well wishes. >>> as the flu continues to spread across the country, hospitals are cracking down on workers who simply refused to get a flu shot. patients are allowed to turn down the vaccine, but many doctors and nurses are not being given that option. at least 15 nurses and other hospital staff have been fired over the past two months for not getting the shot. opponents cite allergies, religious reasons and concerns over the vaccine's effectiveness. that is interesting that they could refuse to get it. i mean, the reasons are understandable. >> i don't know that they can really refuse. >>> the flu outbreak forced another school district to close this time in southern illinois. public health experts to call of
at george w. bush's second inn inaugur inaugural. he will be speaking this morning. his theme, unity and bridging divisions in the country. so, the president and his family, enter st. john's episcopal church. we will have them when they come out of the service, in about an hour. >>> for right now, let's go up to sam in new york with the weather. >> texas over there. okay. oh, hi. how are you guys? i couldn't hear a thing. we're outside in times square. we got great things going on here, as well. we might not be as crowded as the washington mall. but let me tell you, we're just as happy folks. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to show you. we'll start with the pictures. why torture us, ft. lauderdale? why do that? you're sending us pictures just to rub it in. there's baltimore this morning. elsewhere, here's what happens with the low. now that we have the cold air and it starts to drop, if you think it's cold in times square right now, wait until tomorrow morning. how many will be here tomorrow, as well? you will? where are you from? >> i'm from
away. katty, i criticized george w. bush for eight years for massive reckless spending. he allowed the federal debt to go up 6 trillion dollars during two terms. barack obama allowed it to go up six trillion dollars over one term m. that just continues moving forward. we can't afford this anymore. >> right. you can't afford the european model, which has imposed massive austerity and kill growth when the country is still-the-you have a long term problem of deficit and long term problem of the country of growing inequality i think is something the president was trying to address, not good -- >> none of that matters if we don't take care of long term debt. i'm not talking about slashing an burning short term budgets. we don't need to balance the budget now, we need to take care of long term debt. >> if your party is serious about that, they have to develop a credible voice on it. i don't disagree with you. that balance in the conversation is needed. >>> coming up here the dubliner -- any conservatives here? he's wearing a bow tie. he must be a conservative. up next, reverend al sharpt
immigration reform. president bush didn't do that, president george w. bush did not accomplish that. that could be it. and then the supreme court dealing with the gay marriage issue. the courts could handle that, and that may be taken out of the president's hands. >> and big on climate change, as well. >> and a lot of symbolism, especially the inauguration happening on mlk day. but you were in the crowd. what exactly did you see, what are some of the sights and sounds? >> reporter: you know, paula, i was fortunate enough to be only about 75 to 100 yards away, which is a lot closer than a lot of people got. and the crowd was very excited and very respectful. there were a lot of young people. the biggest cheers came when he mentioned gay marriage. the young people surrounding me just erupted in cheers and so you could tell that that is going to be a big issue, that he could take on the next four years. he got the biggest support from that from this crowd. >> that comment was extremely telling. he put it in the same line as the women's voting rights and with the civil rights act, in te
is that in 2000, i mean, there was an atmosphere around incoming president george w. bush, by some democrats, that this is not a legitimate presidency. you know, we're going to fight him every inch of the way. and that same thing came through f for eight years and it continued. it's no surprise -- >> it's not a surprise that it preceded bush with clinton. he was impeached. yesterday we had the first member of congress to stand up and utter a threat of impeachment against president obama. steve stockman, republican of texas, over the gun issue, said, i will file an impeachment resolution against him. so it really is much the same. there's an oppositional, almost insurgent republican party and democrats who have been sometimes naive about what the opposition really feels, what they're really ready to do, especially the sort of core, hard-core wing of the republican party. >> hey, peter, robert gibbs was just on with us, and it's something you just mentioned. the level of exhaustion within the white house, of the people re-interviewed, that you went back to this year, four years later, how many
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